Neonatal Stories

My daughter was born ten days overdue but had issues with her lungs and we were required to stay in the nursery for 16 days. Initially they thought she just had fluid in her lungs, but her oxygen levels kept dropping and she required a nurse to wiggle her so she would wake up and her levels would go back up.

I would like for you to try to imagine what our nursery is like on our most busiest of days. Imagine a room, smaller than the size of an average class-room , with as many as 8 cribs in the room. Each crib may be the size of one or two desks. There is also a teacher’s size desk functioning as the staff’s working station. Now add in a book shelf beside each crib.

My name is Elise Tupper. I am a Registered Nurse currently working as the Clinical Nurse Educator for the Special Care Nursery at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert. I realized as a nursing student in my final practicum that there was something very special about this ward and hospital.

There was fear and anxiety and so much excitement. We were going to become parents today, or so we thought. I was admitted into the hospital, but there were no signs that baby was ready for a speedy arrival. So we waited. But before long, there was the doctor, and there was baby.

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Victoria Hospital Foundation
Box 3000 - 1200 24th Street W, Prince Albert, SK  S6V 5T4 Canada

Phone: 1-855-816-LIFE or (306)765-6105
Fax: (306)765-6120
E-mail: info@helpthevic.ca